Originally Posted by Pam Garlow
The MotoMaster does not work as a converter also, correct? I'm greedy,
I want it all in one unit Is there such an animal?
I have spoken with Xantrex about this several times and they assure me that these will work as converters too as we know them.
If you look at the specs they will charge at 20 or 40 amps depending on the model and this is roughly 1 20 or 40 amp converter then.
Converters are just Power Supplies really and the current rating is saying how powerful they are as a power supply.
They also are designed to taper the output voltage and current to the battery
to properly maintain and condition each different type of battery but they are still really just a power supply(converter).
The charging current is what makes any charger function as a converter but this also interacts with how the charging function will work.
In other words if also powering loads in the trailer on 12vdc the charger will think the battery is more discharged and alter the charging based on this.
I am fairly certain most converters work this way and I have never been able to get any manufacturer to clear this up to my satisfaction or commit to an answer I could understand any better?
I wanted to know because I also have a few True Charge units like those in Kevins video and needed to know if they would act as a converter and high quality charger.
They do and did and I removed one from a trailer when I sold it as they are much better chargers than most designed for an RV.
My understanding is that the unit talked about here is essentially the same charger with a quality inverter in the same chassis.
Another interesting point is that Xantrex made an RV converter for a short while that looked like other converters but then stopped making it.
As I understand it this low end of the market is just not where they wanted to be and they pulled back to their roots somewhat.